Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
November 21, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Location:
Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 Congress Ave., Room 170 Austin, Texas
Resource:
View Board Meeting Video | Printable Board Agenda

1. Discussion regarding outreach efforts and activities by the Board.

2. Consider approving the Internal Audit Charter (Nicole Campbell) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider approving a contract amendment with Northbridge Environmental Management Consultants to allow for enhancements to the Texas Water Information System Expansion (TxWISE) application for an amount not to exceed $790,000.00. (Darrell Tompkins) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider acknowledging by resolution gifts and donations of $500 or more in value given to the Texas Water Development Board in accordance with Chapter 575 of the Texas Government Code. (Kendal Kowal) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to execute multiple contracts in a total amount not to exceed $1,500,000, using the Strategic Mapping Program and their associated contracts at the Texas Department of Information Resources. (Richard Wade) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to execute an interagency contract with the University of Texas at Arlington in an amount not to exceed $670,180 to provide engineering services. (Jessica Zuba) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider allocating funds for Fiscal Year 2020 agricultural water conservation grant projects in an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 from the Agricultural Water Conservation Fund and authorizing the Executive Administrator to publish a request for applications in the Texas Register. (Cameron Turner) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Palo Pinto County (Palo Pinto County) for $500,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, and design of a wastewater treatment plant project. (Caaren Skrobarczyk) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Athens (Henderson) for $1,125,000 in financial assistance consisting of $825,000 in financing and $300,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for construction of water distribution system improvements. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Everman (Tarrant) for $3,000,000 in financial assistance consisting of $2,700,000 in financing and $300,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for design, and construction of water distribution system improvements. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of the City of Sherman (Grayson County) for $13,595,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of wastewater system improvements. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. Consider amending by resolution, the previously adopted Texas Water Development Board Resolution No. 17-071 to modify the City of Springtown’s (Parker and Wise Counties) State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas project scope. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #12 Document

13. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Port Arthur (Jefferson and Orange Counties) for $60,560,000 in financial assistance, consisting of $56,310,000 in financing and $4,250,000 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for construction of wastewater treatment plant improvements. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #13 Document

14. Briefing and discussion on water conditions in the state of Texas. (Dr. Mark Wentzel)

15. The Board will receive comments from the public on any matters within the jurisdiction of the TWDB, with the exception of matters which are subject to the ex parte prohibition found in Texas Government Code Section 2001.061.

16. The Board may adjourn into Executive Session and conduct a closed meeting to consider any item on this agenda if a matter is raised that is appropriate for the Board to conduct a private consultation with its attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. The Board may conduct a closed meeting to receive legal advice and discuss pending or contemplated litigation, settlement offers, or the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of specific Board employees, including the Executive Administrator and General Counsel, as permitted by Sections 551.071 and 551.074, the Texas Open Meetings Act, codified as Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. The Board may also meet in open meeting to take action on legal or personnel matters considered in the closed meeting as required by Section 551.102 of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Government Code. The Board may conduct a closed meeting to consider and discuss financial matters related to the investment or potential investment of the Board’s funds, as permitted by Section 6.0601(a) of the Texas Water Code. The Board may also meet in open meeting to take action on a financial matter discussed in the closed meeting as required by Section 6.0601(b) of the Texas Water Code.

The next currently scheduled meeting of the Texas Water Development Board will be December 5, 2019. Other meetings may be scheduled and will be posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact Cheryl Arredondo at (512) 463-7686 two (2) work days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

NOTICE: ENTRY TO THIS MEETING WITH A HANDGUN IS FORBIDDEN

This meeting is a public meeting under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law) may not enter this property with a concealed handgun. Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law) may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly. For purposes of this notice, "property" means the room or rooms where the open meeting of the Texas Water Development Board is held.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS BOARD MEETING STARTS AT 9:00 A.M. AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 9:30 A.M. PLEASE REGISTER BETWEEN THESE TIMES. LATE REGISTRATION COULD RESULT IN YOUR MISSING THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON YOUR ITEM.

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